Hollywood Years + Writing Work
During the late 1990s, while Bobbie while still largely headquartered in LA, she had many good friends who were part of the "celebrity scene". Even though it seems like forever ago, there are plenty of people (mainly women born in the '80s) who still recognize her as the girlfriend of JC Chasez (from *NSYNC). If that is how you ended up at Bobbie.com, kudos to you for your great memory, and please enjoy these "vintage" photos from that time.
Not only was this a formative period in Bobbie's life due to both her age and the fact that it was just the beginning of her career, but she was also fortunate to travel the world and have access to opportunities she may not have had otherwise. One in particular opened up the door to her time spent as a national columnist.
It went a little something like this...
Bobbie was with *NSYNC at a photo shoot for a major teen magazine circa TK YEAR, and someone had written an article on Britney Spears with the caption, "fake or real?" It got her fired up.
In Bobbie's mind, this was such a missed opportunity for this influential pub to send a positive message to young women and teens, instead of opening up judgement or criticism. She brought up her viewpoint to one of the editors and this photo shoot, which eventually lead to Bobbie getting her own advice column.
And just like that—Bobbie's Buzz (originally "Bobbee's Buzz") was born! She faxed her first column in on paper towel from a tour bus (true story) and suddenly—her personal and professional lives were intertwined. She got to interview her celebrity friends like Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Pink and of course, the boys of *NSYNC, about real issues and invited them to offer real, genuine advice to the teenage girls who adored them.
It was this experience, writing for a national magazine, that helped Bobbie begin to envision a career where she could share meaningful information and insight with more than just a few people at a time.